County snow plows join in on Paint the Town Pink

(ABC 6 News) – As Paint the Town Pink” continues in Austin, Mower County’s Public Works department is getting in on the fun.

The county’s snowplows got a make over, as part of a decorating contest, the trucks now sporting newly painted pink plows.

Paint the Town Pink is an annual event where a number of events and community organizations get together to raise money for cancer research.

Paint the Town Pink allows researchers to further their research as well as fostering a greater connection with the community of Austin and communities throughout the region.

While the initial focus of Paint the Town Pink was only breast cancer, the answers found through research grants have been able to affect many other cancers as well.

Since it started in 2011, PTTP has raised more than $2 million for cancer research at The Hormel Institute.